Okay. Pretty much.
As much as it's going to get this year.
I swear I took before pictures, but this is all I could find.
It's kind of embarrassing
It would be worse if there were more.
(seriously. I swear I took some.)
And the after:
This is the first thing you see. Hanging on my door is a book page wreath. A dictionary to be exact. Particularly appropriate: I have a special place in my heart for dictionaries.
It makes my heart happy.
It makes my heart happy.
This is where the majority of the change lies. The headboard is beadboard and molding. Isn't it great? We have never had a headboard and it just makes me feel so grown up!
Let me just throw out a few details. (ie. brag because I think I'm so cheap.) The bedskirt was a twin duvet from IKEA in the as is bin for $5. The curtains are drop cloths from home depot. The table was used and on KSL. The lamp on the left is from DI. The turquoise tray on the table was $1 at a yard sale.
I love it.
I made all of these throws from tutorials I found on craft blogs. If it wasn't so late I would go find those sites and link them. Okay. Feeling guilty. Maybe I'll do a linky love post to make up for it. . .
You can't tell but that white poof is actually a flower made of tulle. It looks much cooler in real life.
Did you know that it's really hard to take good pictures of mirrors? And that my mirrors really need a better cleaning? Well, you do now.
I'm pretty proud of this one. I came up with it all by myself. We get lots of homemade gifts from two very creative daughters. But what to do with them? Especially the particularly oddly shaped ones?
I had a couple of old frames, painted them red, took out the glass and the back and hung them on the wall. Then I took a clip and hung it on the inside of the frame. TA-DA! Immediate interchangeable display!
The framed mirror was $10 at DI. I did have to paint it, but I just thought I would throw that in there. I have grand plans to frame that other mirror. I just have to figure out how to work a mitre saw. . .
This, this is my piece de resistance. We have had this cheap, fiber board $30 bookshelf for about 9 years now. It has been everywhere. It is hashed, and wasn't that great to start with. But now I love it. Want to hear my secret? Wrapping paper and Modpodge. I love Modpoge.
( I just feel the need to clarify. The top 2 shelves are my husbands and the bottom 3 are mine. We don't overlap much. And yes. Harry Potter does have a shelf all to itself.)
Well. There it is. My birthday present. And I love it.